I enjoyed reading The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler. This book was different from other fantasy novels I have read. The story followed an eight-year-old Owen taken away from his family to live at the castle with the king.
At first, I wasn’t sure about the novel, if I wanted a read about an eight-year-old boy, what he might have to endure without his parents. I am glad I did, for it was an excellent read.
The story opens where Owen’s parents made the wrong choice by going against the king. They lost one child because the King ordered his death. Owen fate was sealed, to be taken away and forced to live at the palace.
After that, Owen’s story started with the journey heading to the king’s castle. I could relate with Owen being terrified and dealing with the pain being separated from his parents.
Once Ankarette was introduced and Owen’s transformation begins. She helps him to adjust living at the castle, teaches how to thrive, and lessons on politics.
Evie was another great character that was introduced halfway through the story. She was a strong-will little girl taught Owen to be brave in dangerous situations.
The climax of the book had me reading into the late hours; I wanted to see how Owen would save his family from the King. It was awesome!
The Ending was great. It wrapped up Owen’s storyline and that leads to the second book in the series.
Another thing I like about the novel, the author took his time to develop the culture and explained certain meanings to Owen. I had no trouble understanding terms and descriptions.
The descriptions are amazing and there were times I felt I was with young Owen and walked with him on his journey. The way the rivers and the fountains such detail that portray the spiritual meaning.
I’m looking forward to reading book two.
This is what I will be reading in February.
Today, on First Reads, I found two novels I have put on my February Reading list. I read the blurbs and reviews, so I took a chance.
The first book is called Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman. According to the blurb: the story is about a woman profiler targeted by a serial killer. It looks like an interesting read of a good chase. The Amazon’s reviews have a high rating, but the Goodreads’ reviews are lower. I hope the story won’t be a huge disappointment.
The second book is called The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler. According to the blurb: the story is about a detective who is a target for a hit but it goes wrong. She must figure out who and why. The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have high ratings. It looks like a fast-paced and a fascinating read.
It has been cold here with a brief warm-up, before another major outbreak of bitter cold arrives. Tomorrow, I will do errands.
Next week, I’m planning on writing, for my goal is to write half of my short story. I already have 1,000 words done.
This weekend, I want to finish reading The Lost Starship, and to work on my review of The Queen’s Poisoner.”
Perhaps, I may get a head start on some spring cleaning too. Spring will be here soon. That means more work outside.
Those are my goals for next week and trying to stay warm too.
Last night, I watched Supergirl on the CW, and I’m a fan of the show since the first season. The fourth season has brought many changes as the storyline is heading in a new direction.
For me, this has been a frustrating season to watch. The theme seems to be when Kara wins, and then she loses something valuable in her personal life.
Kara might lose her sister. I wonder what the future holds for her. There’s Supergirl’s double in Russia and is training for something, but what? Last night’s episode indicated that.
Since Alex’s memory was altered how will that affect Alex and Kara’s relationship. It may be for an episode. Col. Haley wants Supergirl’s identity that’s threatening Kara’s future.
Then, Brainy was building a new support team for Supergirl. Perhaps, he knows something about what Kara will face since he is from the future?
A lot of uncertainty is hanging over Kara, and next week’s episode looks promising.
Amazon had a recommendation for a novel for me. So, I checked out. It is:
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse.
The book cover was fascinating, the blurb hooked me, and the price was under a dollar. The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are good with high ratings. So, I brought the novel. It is on my February’s reading list for there’s another book I want to finish.
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